A Very Merry BL Christmas Countdown

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Day 19

Ookami e no Yomeiri: Ishu Kon'intan cover image

Title:

Ookami e no Yomeiri: Ishu Kon'intan

By:

Inui Hana

Summary:

Kaede is a rabbit person chosen to be the 'bride' of a distinguished wolf family. Although he does not wish to marry a wolf, his family pleads for him to go so that they can have enough supplies to last for the next two years. However, how will his new husband act towards a little bunny rabbit stuck in the wolf's den?

Sareru's comment:

This one reminded me of Totsugimasen Kara! by Sunako from the Omegaverse Project, as this is about an arranged marriage between two people who don't initially like each other, but grow closer later in the story. Also the way Kaede is drawn as a tiny rabbit person in contrast to all those huge wolf people is super cute, I like.

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Day 9

GATAPISHI cover image

Title:

GATAPISHI

By:

Arai Niboshiko

Summary:

'Kiss me if you like me.' On the day of the entrance ceremony of a Buddhist high school, Ano fell in love with his beautiful classmate, Zuisen. When his feelings overflow and he confesses to Zuisen, they actually start dating! Zuisen is the son of the temple and a little difficult to handle, and it doesn't look like he really likes Ano, but he suddenly kisses him in front of the temple's statue...?! And Ano's reaction is even more unusual!

Sareru's comment:

I got interested in GATAPISHI because of its interesting art style, and wasn't disappointed by the story either, a true win-win scenario.

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Day 20

Omorashi Suki dakedo ○○ da. cover image

Title:

Omorashi Suki dakedo ○○ da.

By:

Mogu Emu

Summary:

Hiiro has been in love for a long time with his childhood friend Kyosuke. One day, he hears a rumor that Keisuke, who is part of the student council in handsome, is dating a Miss contest winner. Hiiro, who has confessed with too much momentum, can not stand the silence and escapes to the bathroom. However, Keisuke who chases after him! After dragging Hiiro somewhere else, he confesses that he has a peeing fetish?!

Sareru's comment:

Probably the naughtiest title in this countdown. Pee totally isn't everyone's thing, so you might avoid this manga, if that's not up your alley. I quite enjoyed it tho 👀

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Day 3

Kyuubi no Kitsune to Namagusa Bouzu cover image

Title:

Kyuubi no Kitsune to Namagusa Bouzu

By:

Rinco and Mihara Shirayuki

Summary:

If you don't run away from here, you'll hold you and eat your energy. When the fishy priest who loves gambling, Enkai (29), needs money, he gets a request to lift the curse on a killing stone and accepts it even though he has no powers. The stone lies in front of the mausoleum of Emperor Toba and turns out to be the defeated form of a ninetailed fox. When he thought that he had actually lifted the curse, a beautiful nine-tailed young man, Gyokuran, appears before Enkai...?!

Sareru's comment:

The first volume was already hot and fun, but the second volume with Enkai's orphaned nephew is even better! The kid is super adorable and I'm glad that there will even be a third volume about the small family 💕

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Day 7

Kaniteki Pervert Romance cover image

Title:

Kaniteki Pervert Romance

By:

Sekihara Neg and Semori Nanako

Summary:

'You... are really nasty...!!' Masochistic delinquent Kashima Yuki is a lonely wolf who doesn't care what others think. However, from the day of the high school entrance ceremony, a refreshing and handsome guy, Sanada Ryoji, strangely talked to him and weirded him out. When Kashima is finally fed up with him, he brings Sanada to the toilet to rape him... but for some reason Sanada enjoys the situation?

Sareru's comment:

A dude with a pretty face fetish and a delinquent masochist, what could possibly go wrong?

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Day 10

Senya Ichiya Happy Ever After cover image

Title:

Senya Ichiya Happy Ever After

By:

Ken

Summary:

What came out of the magic lamp was the beautiful and strong jinn, Jamal! The naive, young man Ruth treats Jamal gently although the jinn cannot trust in greedy humans, and the two become attracted to each other, but...?! When Jamal hears that Ruth's wish is a family, he tells him, 'How about you try kissing me first?' and offers his own body for child-making practice?!

Sareru's comment:

Fans of huge and muscular uke, rejoice! Even better if there's a wholesome story waiting for them, am I right?

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Day 14

Yuukyuu Omega cover image

Title:

Yuukyuu Omega

By:

Fujimine Shiki

Summary:

Suzuya Akitsugu is a lazy omega who hates working, and for the past two years has lied about the effectiveness of his heat suppressants to scam his company into giving him three days of paid time off each month. But when alpha Furuike Shouta, a new hire at his job, comes knocking on his door offering to "help" him during his heat, Suzuya desperately scrambles to keep his lie from being exposed.

Sareru's comment:

A super hilarious omegaverse manga with a super relatable omega. I mean, who wouldn't at least TRY this to get a week off work?

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Day 1

Oni ga Shitau wa Tatarigami cover image

Title:

Oni ga Shitau wa Tatarigami

By:

Haizaki Mejiro

Summary:

Tsubakimaru is a human half demon, in the middle of a trip where he is a prisoner they enter a strange mountain where there are no animals and vegetation and there he meets the God Shii who carries a fearsome curse...

Sareru's comment:

It just got a sequel volume that I‘m very excited about cuz it‘s a very emotional story!

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Day 22

Stripper no Midarana Itazura cover image

Title:

Stripper no Midarana Itazura

By:

Kunihara

Summary:

College student Masashi was just dumped by his girlfriend, and to heal his broken heart(?!) his friends take him to a male strip club. Masashi was confused at first, but soon gets fascinated by the top dancer Kaoru and a quickly becomes the store's regular customer. One day he gets the chance to go drinking with Kaoru! He was supposed to be just a fan, but after being told, 'Send me flying if you don't like this', and being passionately kissed by Kaoru, their relationship changes from customer and dancer to friends with benefits!

Sareru's comment:

A story with the word "stripper" in the title always sounds like it'll be a mainly lewd story, but this one was surprisingly cute despite the title.

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Day 15

Sono Koi, Jihanki de Kaemasuka? cover image

Title:

Sono Koi, Jihanki de Kaemasuka?

By:

Yoshii Haruaki

Summary:

Office worker Koiwai is secretly in love with the guy who fills up the company's vending machines. One day he brings up the courage to speak to him and they finally get closer...?! After they exchange their contact information, the young man even asks him, 'Can I call you Ayumu-san'...

Sareru's comment:

This is such an ordinary romance that it actually got me excited. There's no big drama, trauma or tragedy. Just two guys in love. Beautiful.

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Day 5

THEO cover image

Title:

THEO

By:

Aono Nachi

Summary:

In this country, there exists a god called the 'batsu'. And a surreal and beautiful batsu called Rei is the master of a servant called Theo. Their roles were passed down from generations in their family, but their relationship gradually turns to love as Theo's desire to stay together grows stronger day by day. When he feels the warmth of Rei's body, he feels comfort. However, batsu age several times faster than normal humans, and Theo will also eventually outlive Rei.

Sareru's comment:

This manga was so popular when it came out that it was even featured in the Wotakoi anime! Naru and Hana buy this manga when they're shopping together at Animate!

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Day 16

Boy Meets Maria cover image

Title:

Boy Meets Maria

By:

PEYO

Summary:

The drama club's Madonna was actually a guy! The most untalented club member x the club's most talented beauty!

Sareru's comment:

The official summary sadly doesn't say much about the actual story at all. Taiga watches a performance by his new school's drama club and falls in love at first sight with one of the dancers on stage, only to find out soon afterwards that this "Maria" is actually a boy! A story about sexuality, gender identity and past trauma. I was ridiculously excited when this one came out and was not disappointed.

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Day 17

Torokeru Tamago to Bed no Naka de cover image

Title:

Torokeru Tamago to Bed no Naka de

By:

Mibu Yoshikazu

Summary:

Yu and Keigo have been together for 10 years. They wake up in the morning, eat rice, go to work - this is how they spend their peaceful days together. In sickness and in health, they want to laugh, cuddle and make out! Two normal guys like you can find them anywhere in Japanface a number of problems and live together facing each other. Waiting for the future with you! A gay couple's wholesome cohabitation BL.

Sareru's comment:

A domestic slice-of-life romance about the daily life of a gay couple living together. Wholesome and very realistic, a really good read.

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Day 23

Odai wa Kekkou desu cover image

Title:

Odai wa Kekkou desu

By:

Natsushita Fuyu

Summary:

Ichi is a club host working in a family restaurant during the daytime, and that's where he meets his ideal man. The handsome stranger introduces himself as Kyoichi Sato and seems to be the embodiment of Ichi's dreams. Ichi tries to look perfect in his eyes, but Kyoichi keeps witnessing Ichi's most compromising situations. In an unexpected turn of events, Kyoichi becomes his customer and Ichi is about to break quite a few of his professional and personal rules!

Sareru's comment:

The first time those two talk to each other is when Ichi has a pube stuck between his teeth and I guess that's all you need to know about the amount of comedy in this manga lmao

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Day 4

Goriyou wa Keikaku Teki ni cover image

Title:

Goriyou wa Keikaku Teki ni

By:

Niyama

Summary:

Makoto Kanekura works hard every day to pay off his father's debt. One day, the black-market lender Manami Godai hooks him up with a lucrative job. "Every time you sleep with me, I'll slash $300 off your debt." Makoto steels himself for the worst, but it turns out he's not the bottom...!

Sareru's comment:

You can literally NEVER ever go wrong with Niyama! A good story, great characters and all of that meat 🤤

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Day 12

Kira Kira Drop Life cover image

Title:

Kira Kira Drop Life

By:

Usaki Jou

Summary:

Kira Kira has been made fun of all his life due to his name which loosely translates as sparkly sparkles. On top of that, his rich parents have been giving him money indiscriminately, and most of his "friends" only hang out with him for financial reasons. Then, one day, his friend gets crushed by a pillar, and a mysterious winged creature chases him down! The angel-like guy introduces himself as a celestial guide and he begs Kira to teach him how to be scum like him! And that's just the beginning of their unlikely romance!

Sareru's comment:

A very emotional story that almost made my heart stop a couple times. I'm really glad Renta picked this up so I can recommend it to you guys!

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Day 2

Subarashii Kisetsu ni Yasashii Kimi to cover image

Title:

Subarashii Kisetsu ni Yasashii Kimi to

By:

Yusen Atsuko

Summary:

Kashiwagi Junpei was supposed to enjoy the long-awaited otaku life in high school. While running around to save the electronics club, he met Shirataki Ryosuke, a handsome boy at school. A blessed physique and a well-developed appearance, a cool appearance that does not seem to be that of a first year. He looks up to Shirataki-kun who is so different from himself, and eventually even wants to make him smile more...

Sareru's comment:

I read this one on Pixiv Comics when it just came out! The height difference and awkwardness of youth in this story is top notch 👌

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Day 24

Kawaigaru nara Shite mo Ii cover image

Title:

Kawaigaru nara Shite mo Ii

By:

Kitano Megumi

Summary:

Aki Himejima is a lawyer who used to be a bad boy... and he has a secret. Although he acts cool and masculine at the office, he adores cute things... and loves to be treated like a beautiful princess. Yakuza gangster Ryuji, a younger guy he went to school with, is the only person who knows about it. Ryuji is in love with Aki, and he lavishes him with the sweet words that Aki wants to hear. Ryuji is devoted to giving him all the pleasure that he desires, even if the lawyer figures that it's just a handy method of release for the younger guy. And Aki has been in love with someone else for a long time... A yaoi comic about a younger yakuza who never gives up and a former bad-boy lawyer who wants to be treated like a princess!

Sareru's comment:

I follow this artist since she started drawing Yuri on ICE doujinshi and really like them, so I was glad when she released another original manga! I'm really into guys who seem cool but are actually into cute things, and I'm also into delinquents and yakuza, so this one was a sweet combination of both! Please enjoy Aki with that ribbon on the cover as my Christmas present to you all! 🎁

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Day 21

Bena cover image

Title:

Bena

By:

Kofude

Summary:

'Did you get thrown away too?' It's the Edo era. 'Tsubaki' who works at a show house meets the boy Bena who was captured as a monster, and escapes with him to return him to his parents. Stranded at a tenement, the two work towards their little happiness. But still, Bena is not human, but the child of a demon...

Sareru's comment:

A very emotional story about a young half demon who never learned how to speak, and a twin who mourns the loss of his brother set in the Edo period.

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Day 13

gift cover image

Title:

gift

By:

Ichinose Yuma

Summary:

Yutaka works as a trainer at his father's boxing gym. In a dark alley one day, he runs into Kei, who fights off several thugs. Trying to help a young delinquent get off the street, Yutaka invites Kei to the gym. But Kei is no ordinary delinquent...

Sareru's comment:

Another very emotional series completed in three volumes. I read this right after the Banana Fish anime ended and boy, the similarities just made me more emotional.

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Day 18

Ore wa Niicha cover image

Title:

Ore wa Niicha

By:

Mita Rokujuu

Summary:

'Niicha' is the eldest son of 6 siblings with both parents working. He's already taking care of the housework and his siblings in second grade of high school. He's called 'Niicha' by family and classmates, and is rarely called by name. At that time Adachi, the mananger of a brothel that he just met, calls Niicha by his name. His heart feeling like it might burst, Niicha decides to work with him part-time, hoping to be called more by the store manager!

Sareru's comment:

A great manga about a young man's need to be recognized as his own person, not just as his role in his family. Please note that Niicha is a minor (in highschool!) and there's some frikking involved, so don't read this manga if that's not your thing.

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Day 8

Ippou Sono Koro cover image

Title:

Ippou Sono Koro

By:

Yamada Nichoume

Summary:

Kuroishi is the director of the 'Evil Organization' that is fighting against a magical girl. Although he's a bad guy, he's serious, cute and erotically steamy. When Kuroishi is alone with his talented and handsome subordinate, Akaya, they get trapped in a room that you can only leave if you have sex. How will they handle this situation?! (There's no choice but to do it, right?!)

Sareru's comment:

Yamada Nichoume is one of my favorite artists ever since she did her Maou-sama series, and Ippou Sono Koro is so absurdly weird, I LOVE it! Especially the scenes with the 5 year-old magical girl are absolutely adorable!

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Day 11

Pornographer cover image

Title:

Pornographer

By:

Marukido Maki

Summary:

Haruhiko Kazumi's life changes forever the day he rams into novelist Renjiro Kijima... with his bike. A poor college student, Haruhiko can't compensate Kijima for the accident. So, Kijima offers Haruhiko an unusual deal. Haruhiko can transcribe Kijima's latest story as he orally dictates it. Little does Haruhiko know, Kijima specializes in erotic novels. Kijima's alluring voice soon draws him into a world of sensual daydreams.

Sareru's comment:

Pornographer got a live action series and you can read the first chapter in English for free on Futekiya!

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Day 6

Isekai ni Tondara Rival ni Hameraretemashita?! cover image

Title:

Isekai ni Tondara Rival ni Hameraretemashita?!

By:

Yodogawa Yuo

Summary:

Amatatsu is a brash, but normal high school student until he wakes up in the middle of doing it with another guy!! To make matters worse, the culprit is his biggest rival, Sen! Is it really possible he's come to a parallel world where he and Sen are a couple...!? In addition to the main story, there are other complicated love stories about a guy with a voice fetish, a boy with a crush on his best friend, and a chubby chaser. Also has previously unpublished material.

Sareru's comment:

I'm following Yodogawa Yuo since she published Fudanshi-kun no Honey Days for her cute art style and adorable couple dynamics. And lately isekai anime are really popular, so I'm not surprised Renta licensed it!

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